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Summer Reading 2017 Schedule

June 7, 2017 –  Kindness

June 14, 2017 – Construction

June 21, 2017 – Volunteering

June 28, 2017 – Environmental and End of Summer Reading Party


These will all take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Valparaiso Library.

This year will be 4 weeks long.

Please email if you have any questions.




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Summer Reading 2017 Packet

30 Permission to Participate 36 Registration Borrowing Guidelines PATRON App Card

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Come check out the changes to the Library.

Come check out the changes to library and let us know what you think!!!!!

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Library Closed

Reminder the Library will be closed on December 24, 2016.

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Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley has come to the Valparaiso Library.   Come and see him and do an activity to display.

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Volunteers Honored at Advocacy Day

Volunteers Jean Ang, Karen Andelt, and Sara Martin were honored by the Nebraska Library Association AND by the Nebraska Legislature yesterday as part of Advocacy Day. Advocacy Day Photo

The day began with a coffee meet and greet at the Cornhusker, followed by orientation for our get-together with our state Senators. We met with Senator Johnson, who is a strong supporter of libraries, and with his aide Craig Breunig, both of whom joined us for the luncheon after the legislature’s recognition of library volunteers.

As a member of the Valparaiso Woman’s Club, Jean has been making quilts for the annual fund-raiser auction ever year since 1982. Since 2009, she has been making the quilts ALONE and plans to keep doing it even though she moved to Lincoln several years ago. She goes WAY beyond anything we could expect in support of our library.

Karen Andelt has been a Teen Volunteer since 2010 and has contributed over 100 ‘official’ (meaning, recorded) hours (mostly in the summer, as a Teen Leader working with grade school children during the summer reading program) and many unofficial ones. She will always drop everything and come running to help when asked. She also has volunteered to serve on our newly forming Teen Advisory Council.
Sarah Martin started volunteering this year and already has made herself indispensable. Like Karen, she is willing to do anything – including help schlep boxes of books and pieces of furniture out of the library so the carpet could be installed (and bring her husband along to help, too); help paint rooms; launch and take charge of the new Saturday kids’ movie parties; help plan (and promise to help carry out) the summer reading program for preschoolers; launch and take charge of Story Hours; and “whatever else you need done.” We’re trying hard not to let her burn out.

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